The DC show Stargirl has been a long time coming–it was first announced back in October 2018–but it’s nearly here. Last month, it was confirmed that the series will screen on both DC Universe and The CW, and now the first trailer has arrived.
The trailer sets up the origin of Stargirl, aka Courtney Whitmore, played by Brec Bassinger. She’s a seemingly normal teenager who finds a weird glowing stick amongst her dad’s possessions when her family moves house. This is the Cosmic Staff, a powerful weapon that can only be handled by members of the Starman legacy of superheroes. Of course, Courtney has no trouble holding the Staff, leading to a visit by Starman himself, played by Community’s Joel McHale. Check the trailer out below:
Stargirl also stars Luke Wilson (Legally Blonde), Neil Jackson (Sleepy Hollow), and Amy Smart (Felicity). It doesn’t have a specific release date yet, but we know it’s set to premiere in Spring 2020. The series will be the first DC Universe original series also to air on linear TV. Each episode will first drop on DC Universe, and then, the following day, it will be picked up and broadcast in primetime on The CW, followed by broadcast on The CW’s own digital services.
This will make Stargirl the third DC Universe show to get a completely unique broadcast model. Titans will remain a DC Universe exclusive for its upcoming third season while its sister show, Doom Patrol, will make the jump to the upcoming Warner Bros-owned HBO Max service for Season 2. It’s still unclear what this splintered approach will mean for the shared universe aspects of the shows, or whether or not Stargirl’s new CW home will pave the way for her eventual Arrowverse debut.
In related news, this year’s Arrowverse crossover–Crisis on Infinite Earths–is currently taking place across The CW’s various DC shows. This week a major superhero was killed off–check out GameSpot’s report on this latest surprising event.